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Public Safety

  • Calabash helps battle S.C. house fire

    Extra fire and rescue units, including members of the Calabash Fire Department, were called to a house fire Monday afternoon, May 18, near Little River, S.C.

    A passing Horry County, S.C., police officer spotted the fire about 5 p.m. at the single-family house at 232 S.C. 57 N., also known as Wampee Road, about four miles south of the state line.

    About 5:10 p.m., a second alarm summoned more units, including Calabash, to the scene, said Brian Van Aernem, spokesman for Horry County Fire Rescue.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reports

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 26

    Embezzlement from Premier Towing and Recovery Services on Holden Beach Road, Supply.

    Larceny from buildings on Pembroke Street, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Vandalism on Lucian I. Fulford Avenue, Supply.

    Breaking and entering and larceny on Southport-Supply Road, Southport.

    Injury to personal property on Hospital Drive, Supply.

    Jan. 27

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 22

    Tracey Weston Martin was cited and released for taking merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart without paying for it.

    Jan. 23

    Amanda Jean Thornton was cited and released for taking merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart without paying for it.

    Jan. 24

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 23

    Tyler Eugene Adkins, 21, was arrested on a charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

    Jan. 25

    Larceny of jewelry worth $3,000 from a Palmer Drive residence.

    Jan. 26

    Felisha Nicole Milligan, 28, was arrested on a larceny charge.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 23-29 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 23

    Warrant for other agency served on Kenneth Wayne Williams, 33, of 231 Hardy Road, Whiteville.

    Jan. 27

    Alex G. Martinez, 24, of 1203 Iva Ave., Gastonia, charged with possession of marijuana.

    Kevin J. Echeverria-Ponce, 23, of 306 S. Ransom St., Gastonia, charged with possession of marijuana.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 18-22 2016

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 18

    Larceny of construction tools on North Shore Drive West.

    Jan. 19

    Larceny of 196 bundles of construction shingles and 16 rolls of Rhino paper on Seaside Road.

    Jan. 20

    Damage to property and attempted breaking-and-entering on West Main Street.

    Jan. 22

    Larceny of vehicle, a 5x12 utility trailer, on North Shore Drive West.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 8

    Embezzlement and larceny by employee manipulating accounting and taking insurance premiums totaling $12,892.71.

    Jan. 12

    Communicating threats in Sears on Main Street.

    Jan. 13

    Stalking; someone followed victim at Food Lion on South Willis Drive.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 7

    Two-vehicle traffic crash on Olde Waterford Way resulting in property damage.

    Jan. 8

    Jason Gower was arrested on active warrants from New Hanover County.

    Darrin Darnell Lee was arrested on an active warrant for arrest on a charge of failing to appear in court on various traffic infractions.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 14-15

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 14

    Breaking and entering, larceny of four televisions and damage to real property on East Main Street.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of two televisions from Magnolia Drive.

    Jan. 15

    Uttering forged check at BB&T on Seaside Road.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Jan. 10, 2016

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 10

    Joseph Ivan Cortes, 29, of 7272 Bo Tuck Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving and resisting public officer.